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The Review: traffic

 The Broadway, Walsall

That’s the Broadway in Walsall in the picture. I used to ride down there on my bike as a kid. Then it was a 40 miles an hour speed limit; now it’s 30 with traffic lights, speed cameras and double mini roundabouts. Nightmare… Read the rest of this page »

Thrifty Thursday: Preparing for Christmas

The Aldi super-six this week are tomatoes (6), chantenay carrots (500g), savoy cabbage, lemons (3), swede and onions (1 Kg).They are all 49p each. Read the rest of this page »

Photography: PhotoScape editing

I took this photo in the summer of 2013 and then edited it with PhotoScape for an artistic picture. I had it printed on a 30 inches wide canvas last year for a Christmas present. I use Windows Photo Gallery for a lot of editing and PhotoScape for the more artistic edits.  Read the rest of this page »

The Sunday Ramble: risk

Roulette Wheel courtesy Wikpedia

Image: Courtesy of Wikipedia 

In life there are constant risks. Every time we drive we risk road traffic accidents and death. We can contract some dreadful illness at any time and die horribly. We can have some financial disaster and find ourselves begging on the  streets. Read the rest of this page »

The review: ready for Christmas?

It’s that time of year again when the Christmas lights are switched on in town centres. These days they aren’t quite as plentiful as they used to be when lots of small businesses would join in and light up their shops too.

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Thrifty Thursday: November Bargains

The Aldi super-six this week are Royal Gala apples, conference pears, cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), sweet pointed peppers (2), large flat mushrooms (250g) and persimmon (3). They are all 69p each. Read the rest of this page »

Photography: shots in the dark

Wednesbury Christmas

I took this photo last November at the official switch-on of the town Christmas lights and I didn’t even use a flash. There is quite a lot of light and the camera will adjust to the low light. I was using quite a fast shutter speed and a wide aperture. If you are taking photos like this, you’ll get decent pictures on auto. Read the rest of this page »

Principle centred leadership?

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I was sent a book this week. It’s called Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey. It’s 200 pages long. A hundred years ago it would have had to be parcelled up and sent by ship. These days we have eBooks and it can be sent in an instant, electronically over the internet. I haven’t read all of it. Read the rest of this page »

The Review: autumn events

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We are half way through Autumn and winter is fast approaching. I managed to go to one event this week and take photographs. The bonfire and fireworks event caused traffic chaos so I didn’t get there, but at least I kept writing! Read the rest of this page »

Thrifty Thursday: preparing for winter

The Aldi super-six this week are Royal Gala apples, conference pears, cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), sweet pointed peppers (2), large flat mushrooms (250g) and persimmon (3). They are all 69p each. I’ve tried persimmon, they’re nice… Read the rest of this page »

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